CREATE A MONEY - MAKING BLOG
When looking at apps and webpages to make your life on blogging easier, that's where you will find me searching.
Here there are over 10 tools and resources to make blogging life easier and generate money.
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1. Convert Kit
Convert Kit is the website where I have my mailing list stored. It helps me create beautiful email sequences, landing pages, and forms with just a few clicks.
They have beautiful templates to choose from and their pricing plans are pretty great as well, especially since you can use ConvertKit for free if you have under 500 email subscribers. ConvertKit, Free Trial
Canva is a very simple program to create beautiful social media images, infographics, and banners in just a few easy steps. I love using Canva for my Pinterest and Instagram Stories frames.
Creating your graphics, especially for Pinterest, will help you stand out in a sea of millions of other bloggers. Canva offers templates for everything you can think of, so even if you don’t have any graphic design knowledge, you can still create beautiful graphics. Sign up for Canva here
Over is a great app that lets you create graphics right on your phone. I find this extremely useful if I don’t have my laptop on me, but need to create a quick graphic for whatever reason.
4. Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is one of my most used image editing programs that I love. Although it can be a little more confusing to navigate and use if you’re a beginner. But this is an incredible tool for edit and compressing images for posting
Lightroom is my most used image editing program. It is super easy to use and is my first step after taking photos. I would apply my presets and get my photos ready for the blog. You need this if you want to edit your pictures professionally.
Grammarly is a browser extension that automatically proofreads your writing. Even those little mistakes you think you fixed, Grammarly will pick up on. Having grammar error-free posts is a must.
This browser extension is a must-have if you are a blogger, a writer, or a student who writes tons of papers! Sign up for Grammarly here
Wix is the web hosting service that I host my blog. They have very affordable hosting plans free and then monthly or yearly plans. It is simple and includes most of the thighs you would want/need on your website. Check out their Prices here
GoDaddy is the domain registrer where I purchased my domain name. So far the service has been very reliable with no downtime so I recommend them. They have good customer service 24/7 so that is great. Check their Domains
Tailwind is a must-have tool to gain massive traffic to your blog without spending all day manually pinning on Pinterest. It’s the official scheduler of Pinterest and it’s programmed to find the most optimal time slots for your pins. Just schedule all of your pins in advance and forget about them. Sign Up for Tailwind
10. Blog Planner
There are a ton of planners you can find online as well as on Etsy, I use one that I have for sale in my shop. I use it to keep track of my posting days, my engagement, insights, ideas, and collaborations.
11. App Tasks
I love to keep everything written, I use this app with dates and names to remind what I have to post, and check out when I do them. I also add here the total amount each campaign will pay and when they pay should come through
FreshBooks is an online tool, where I design invoices and send them straight to my clients. The tool tracks the invoice status and I can even connect my bank accounts, so when I get a payment, everything runs on autopilot.
Since becoming an entrepreneur and full-time blogger, I have the awkward job of sending my invoices and asking for their money myself. FreshBooks has so many cool features and Free Invoice Templates.
They are free, beautifully designed, and work on Word, Excel, PDF, Google Sheets, and FreshBooks! Sign up for FreshBooks
13. Legal Pages
14. FTC Disclosure
If you’re planning to use affiliate links to make money with your blog, you absolutely must have this disclosure somewhere on your blog.
You have to disclose to your readers that you’re using affiliate links, and they need to be able to easily access the full disclosure page.
Affiliate Programs For Bloggers
Reward Style is another affiliate program that I love and recommend using. It is super easy to use on the computer as they have an extension and they also have an app for your phone. Leave a comment with email to invite you!
Skimlinks is one of the best tools that allows you easily monetize your site. All you have to do is sign up with Skimlinks, add the code they provide you to your site, and they will convert any existing links and future links you add to your site into affiliate links. This is a great option if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of joining multiple affiliate programs or if your application to a specific affiliate program was declined. Click here to sign up with Skimlinks
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